Food Experiences

Yerba Mate 101

By Steph | February 14, 2019

My brilliant entrepreneur husband  recently started his own e-commerce store selling yerba mate. I had never heard of mate before I met him, but I quickly learned about this important staple of Argentinean culture. In honor of this drink my husband loves, here is everything you need to know to understand mate culture. While Argentinean […]

FICO Eataly World First Impressions: Bring Your Appetite… and Your Wallet

By Steph | November 28, 2017

Ever since we announced we were moving to Bologna, people have been sending me articles about the upcoming FICO Eataly World. People are very excited, and so was I of course! An amusement park for foodies?! The park only opened on November 15, so just a week later Mike, Marcella and our visiting friend Jason […]

How Travel Cured This Picky Eater

By Steph | July 12, 2017

I have a reputation for being a bit food-obsessed. I love eating almost as much as travel, maybe more. I’ve been known to follow my taste-buds and plan entire trips based on where I want to eat. I rarely miss a chance to eat delicious food- and I will try almost anything including a spicy […]

The 10 Best Meals I Ate in Japan (That weren’t Sushi)

By Steph | May 25, 2016

I went to Japan for one major reason: to eat. As I admitted before, last time I visited Japan I didn’t have quite the appreciation for food that I do now. This time around both Mike and I were ready to eat allll of the things. First of all thank you everyone for not yelling […]

Farmer’s Market Tour & Cooking Class on Amelia Island

By Megan Stetzel | February 19, 2016

Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach wound up being destinations that made my tummy extremely happy. I spent my time on this little island eating to my heart’s content. I always typically try to explore the local food scene when I am traveling, partially because I have to pay extra attention to what goes into my […]

Eating Abroad: Advice from a Former Finicky Diner

By Jessica Dawdy | February 15, 2016

Over the past year, my travels have been increasingly revolving around food. Particularly when I’m traveling for an assignment, I might not have time to check out all the local attractions but I do have to eat. I typically spend a ton of time researching key local dishes, as well as the best places to […]

The Truth About Nicaraguan Food

By Megan Stetzel | February 8, 2016

It pains me to write this, but I finally found a country whose food didn’t speak to me. I spent a few weeks in Nicaragua, mostly the west coastal areas of León, Granada, Ometepe and San Juan Del Sur, and fell madly for this country. A lot of the infrastructure and characteristics of its people […]

How to Take on Puerto Rico’s Pork Highway

By Jessica Dawdy | January 20, 2016

I write a lot about food and its connection to culture, so when I heard about Puerto Rico’s Pork Highway, it was immediately at the top of my list of things to do when visiting the island. The highway didn’t disappoint, and it was easily one of my favorite experience in Puerto Rico. Here’s how […]

Inside a Market in Cancun and No, I Don’t Mean the Hotel Gift Shop

By Megan Stetzel | December 24, 2015

During my off the beaten path in Cancun experience, I was able to start my exploration of Mexico from a local side. By staying in an Airbnb (read about why I chose to do this here) instead of in a hotel, I was able to really get to know the local culture, food, and my […]

How to Eat Alone (and Like It)

By Steph | April 22, 2015

One of my biggest anxieties about traveling solo has always been mealtimes. I suspect I’m not alone in this. There is just something about sitting down at a restaurant by yourself that is foreign and uncomfortable for most people. You get that feeling that everyone is looking at you, feeling sorry for you, judging you. […]

My Weekend as a Food Blogger

By Steph | September 24, 2014

Here’s a little secret about travel bloggers: we all secretly want to be food bloggers. Well maybe not everyone, there are a few picky eaters out there, but in general we all really enjoy exploring the world through food. I like to write about what I eat and, although I don’t really write about it, […]

My Epic Quest to Love Chicago Pizza

By Steph | July 29, 2014

Last week I told you guys about the unique phenomenon of the Chicago hot dog. Today I want to talk about something more well known, but far more controversial: Chicago-style pizza. Or most specifically, my quest to try to love Chicago pizza. Let me start out by reminding you that I love pizza. Pizza is […]